There are so many beauty tips and tricks out there it is kind of overwhelming. However, there are a lot of 'faux pas' made by myself, you, beauty gurus, and professional make up artists. I am here to help you stop making these mistakes!
1. not washing your brushes.
how often you wash your brushes depends on how often you use them. I typically have a full face of make up on 5-6 days a week. I personally wash my brushes every 8 days. I can tell when I need to because the application of my foundation isn't as smooth and flawless and the bristles start to shed. washing your brushes is really important because your brush picks up the oils and bacteria from your face.
2. trying foundation on the back of your hand.
I actually just found this out last week when I ran into Ulta. I was sampling foundations and the Ulta lady said that your hand is often darker than your face from driving-the sun hits it through your windows. You should actually test it on your jawline.
3. sleeping in your makeup.
I try so hard not to do this. I have actually been doing really well. However, in college when I would go out drinking, I would come home and just want to crash. I always keep a package of makeup wipes by my bed just incase I am having an extra lazy night. Obviously it isn't as good as a full face cleansing but, better than nothing!
4. lining your lips.
hello 90's. unless you're going for the JLo circa Jenny From the Block days, skip the lined lips. Instead, use liner as a filler. After you apply your liquid lipstick, use the liner to clean up edges and fill in empty space for a lasting look!
5. waterproof mascara all day, err day.
Waterproof mascara is super drying to your lashes. Also, since it is waterproof and hard to get off, you are most likely rubbing your eyes and lashes significantly more than with regular mascara causing more loss of lashes.
6. skipping the setting.
setting powder+spray are essential. if you just apply your make up, the elements can make it a goopy, slick mess. especially in florida, you could walk out 100% glam and in 5 minutes be a mess.
7. curling after applying.
when curling your lashes, it is pointless and harmful to do it after a mascara application. when you curl after applying, the curler can stick to your lashes and pull them out. Also, the curler gets filled with crusty mascara-gross!
8. acetone to polish.
if your nail tech does this, stop them! have you ever been at a salon and picked out a color, the nail tech starts to paint your nails and then sees the color is almost empty? What they need to do it throw it out and have you pick a new one. However, some salons feel like adding acetone to the almost empty polish is the cure. When they do this, they are able to get a full mani amount of polish. However, you will notice your mani starting to chip insanely fast. this is because the acetone breaks down polish-hence why we use it when we are ready to remove a color.
9. denying the lifespan of your makeup.
make up is like food in a way when it comes to expiation. liquid make up-especially eye make up should be watched carefully. if a mascara starts to seize or clump in the tube, you should probably chuck it. powders have a life span too but you can be a bit more flexible on those. Remember that all your oil and bacteria from day to day application starts to build up.
10. not washing your hands.
I am going to be real with you. I think it is bs when people get all up in arms with out makeup enthusiasts using their fingers to apply make up. if you are experienced with the Colourpop shadows, you will know that for proper application you have to use your fingers. I think it is okay to use your fingers as long as you make sure you wash your hands really well prior to applying and anytime you touch a surface, your hair, etc. wash them again.
so, are you guilty of any of these?